Change is something each and every one of us will go through in our lives. Whether it be changing schools, changing houses, or changing friends it is something that is inevitable for all of us. Change is often viewed as a bad or negative thing, but that doesn’t have to be the case. In reality, change can be something that is really positive for us.
Change almost always has two sides where one is more negative and the other is positive.
It’s up to us to decide how we want the change to affect us. For example, let’s say you get a new iPhone 7 to replace your old iPhone 5, sure it’s going to suck having to re-download all of your apps and having to transfer all of your contacts, but knowing that you have a new and improved phone can make it all worthwhile. Some changes in our lives can be really good, so it’s better not to think that change will automatically be a bad thing for us, because it might just be incredible.
Going somewhere new or being exposed to something that’s different from what we normally experience can be awesome, as it shows us new and unique things that we may have not been exposed to otherwise.
Experiencing new things can give us the opportunities to be exposed to things that we may later on in life learn to love.”
Say that someone from Ontario moved to Calgary, though they would be somewhere new, they could learn to do things that they didn’t have the opportunity to back in Ontario like skiing or snowboarding. Even if it’s something small like changing the route you take to school each day, it can expose you to so many amazing things that you wouldn’t have had a chance to see if you kept doing the same thing over and over, which is why change in our everyday lives can be a magical thing.
Change is also a great kick starter of personal growth because it can push us to do things that we would not normally do, thus giving us the opportunity to grow as people. When we are forced into changing our lifestyles, a new found appreciation for what we had and what we will face can come about. This appreciation for what we have can give us perspective and an appreciation for life that we would otherwise not have had, showing us that change can be super important.
Change can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be bad.
There is so much to life that we just don’t experience if we don’t expose ourselves to change. Change can be a really good thing depending on the situation like a new phone or a new house, but don’t forget that there will always be hardships involved and that you as a person are strong enough to get through them.
If you’re struggling with changes in your life, we’re always here to listen.